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What is verb? Examples of verb and MCQs with answers

A verb is that part of speech which expresses an action, occurrence, or a state of being. It serves as the main building block in a sentence, conveying what the subject is doing or the condition it is in. Verbs are essential for constructing meaningful and grammatically correct sentences.

Examples of Verbs:

  1. Action Verbs: run, eat, write

  • Example: The cat chased the mouse.

  1. Linking Verbs: am, is, are, was, were

  • Example: She is a talented musician.

  1. Helping Verbs (Auxiliary Verbs): have, has, had, do, does, did

  • Example: We have completed the project.

  1. Modal Verbs: can, could, will, would, shall, should, may, might, must

  • Example: You must finish your homework.

  1. Transitive Verbs: Takes a direct object.

  • Example: She bought a new car.

  1. Intransitive Verbs: Does not require a direct object.

  • Example: They laughed loudly.


10 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) on Verbs:

1. What is a verb?

  • A. A describing word

  • B. An action word

  • C. A person, place, thing, or idea

  • D. A joining word

Answer: B

2. Identify the verb in the sentence: "She sings beautifully."

  • A. She

  • B. beautifully

  • C. sings

  • D. and

Answer: C

3. Which is a linking verb?

  • A. run

  • B. am

  • C. jump

  • D. eat

Answer: B

4. In the sentence "They had already left," what is the verb?

  • A. They

  • B. already

  • C. left

  • D. had

Answer: C

5. Choose the transitive verb in the following: "She baked a delicious cake."

  • A. She

  • B. delicious

  • C. baked

  • D. cake

Answer: C

6. What type of verb is 'can'?

  • A. Action verb

  • B. Linking verb

  • C. Modal verb

  • D. Intransitive verb

Answer: C

7. Which option contains an intransitive verb?

  • A. read

  • B. swim

  • C. go

  • D. understand

Answer: C

8. Identify the helping verb in the sentence: "I have finished my homework."

  • A. I

  • B. finished

  • C. my

  • D. have

Answer: D

9. What is the main verb in the sentence: "He will eat lunch soon."

  • A. He

  • B. soon

  • C. will

  • D. eat

Answer: D

10. Which of the following is an action verb?

  • A. am

  • B. is

  • C. jump

  • D. are

Answer: C

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